Day Out Ideas For Your Sheffield Summer
With summer being the busiest time of year for the house removals business you’ll have probably noticed our vans traveling up and down and around Yorkshire. Having visited so many places in the area for removals, storage and packing jobs, we thought we would share our knowledge about all the great places to get out and about and enjoy the Sheffield Summer. This time we’ve got 8 natural wonders for you to visit and explore here in God’s Own Country.
The Three Peaks
A great way discover the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales is by attempting the Three Peaks Challenge, but remember this is only for the brave. You will have to trek the three highest mountains in Yorkshire, starting with Pen-y-Ghent at 2,277 feet, then Ingleborough at 2,372 feet and finally Whernside at 2,145 feet. The challenge is to do it in under 12 hours, and if you can then you will be allowed to join the exclusive Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club, but with such wonderful summer weather and all that natural beauty on the route, why not take it slowly?
Pen-y-Ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HE.
With over 15 miles of footpaths set in 400 acres of unspoiled woodland, with streams and waterfalls, Hardcastle Crags and its stunning natural scenery sits in the splendid setting of Hebden Bridge. You can spend all day exploring this picturesque landscape before heading over to Gibson Mill, with its superb cafe and local art gallery.
Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AA.
The Sheffield Summer couldn’t get any better than heading over to Malham Cove. Formed over 12,000 years ago, at the end of last ice age, Malham Cove is surely one of the most spectacular natural attractions in the whole of Yorkshire. Carved out by centuries of waterfall erosion its huge face is used by climbers who come from all over the world. Malham Cove has a unique limestone pavement on its top that can be accessed without the need for climbing gear. In 2015, for the first time in centuries, due to unprecedented rainfall, Malham Cove briefly became the biggest single drop waterfall in the United Kingdom. Visit on a sunny day for a stunning must-see natural wonder.
Malham Cove, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23.
Remember All these Places Are Free To Visit
Brimham Rocks up on Yorkshire Moors are one of the areas most impressive natural phenomenon. These strangely balancing millstone grit rock formations have been created via erosion by water, glaciation, and wind over hundreds of centuries. These intriguing geological wonders have been given names over the years like the sphinx or the dancing bear. It’s Free to visit so why not journey over and see if you can spot which one’s which?
Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW.
North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors, as you probably already know is absolutely brimming with fantastic things to do. A host of walks, hiking trails and driving routes for you to explore. This humongous national park covers a whopping 554 square miles, and gas 23 hills that you can summit. There are huge stretches of stunning moorland to roam about in and plenty of trails to trek.
North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire.
The Aysgarth Falls are a series of three flight waterfalls which flow spectacularly over naturally occurring limestone steps underneath. Situated in an area surrounded by some of the most stunning woodlands in the British Isles, these Falls are said to have inspired the minds of writers like Turner and Wordsworthin times past. Aysgarth Falls can with-out doubt offer the perfect day out in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, and as it’s free to visit surely has to be one of the best destinations in Yorkshire.
Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH.
This is one of those secret Yorkshire natural attractions that not exactly everyone knows about. A real treat in the Sheffield Summer. Janet’s Foss carries Gordale Beck over a limestone outcrop falling into a pool of water within a stunning slice of Yorkshire countryside. Once used for sheep dipping this secret little spot can be all yours. For an absolutely wonderful day out visit Janet’s Foss on the outskirts of Malham.
Janet’s Foss, Gordale Lane, Malham, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DA.
Locke Park is an absolutely beautiful part of Yorkshire which can be found Just a mile or so from Barnsley Town Centre. This huge 47-acre city park is just waiting for you to explore it. Boasting a historical tower and a fountain, added in 1875, Locke park has been declared a place of special historic interest by English Heritage. Lots of free things to do, from the pretty gardens with their flower beds and extensive woodland to a children’s adventure play area.
Locke Park, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6NQ.
The Sheffield Summer Is Here… So Get Up and Get Out To These natural Wonders
Well, that’s just eight places to explore in the Yorkshire wilderness. All free and fun places to enjoy for the whole family. If you need a removals service, commercial or storage needs then contact us. Click here for some more free advice on a stress-free move or here for light removals tips. See you next time we are out and about in Yorkshire!